Local Community Committees
The National Health Co-op (NHC) establishes Local Community Committees (LCCs) in each region where it operates.
LCCs are established to ensure the NHC remains responsive to changing community needs by providing a formal avenue for local members to provide feedback and advice to the NHC’s management on the services needed most in their respective regions.
Information from each LCC directly informs the NHC’s strategic business plan and regional service delivery agendas.
Role of the Local Community Committee
The role of each LCC is to:
- Organise regular meetings that provide all members the opportunity to provide their collective feedback and suggestions.
- Highlight community healthcare needs through collection and aggregation of relevant evidence. This could include academic papers, council reports and/or newspaper articles.
- Provide an annual report to NHC Corporate Office containing an assessment of local healthcare needs and recommendations for how the local NHC clinics can respond to this need.
- Ensure recommendations can be delivered in a sustainable manner, recognising the NHC’s not-for-profit status and goal to provide affordable healthcare for current and future generations.
- Promote the NHC’s mission by helping to increase access to affordable healthcare.
The LCC Charter provides further details on the above; click here to read.
All NHC members that are serviced by the clinic(s) within the LCC’s catchment are automatically eligible to participate in meetings of the LCC.